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3D Modeling Challenge: Fantasy Characters is over! Here are the winners

November 21st, 2022

3D Modeling Challenge: Fantasy Characters is over! Here are the winners

3D Modelling Challenge: Fantasy Characters has officially ended on 14th of November. Yet, it was truly special due to many reasons.

It was the first challenge since 2020, meaning our community has been really waiting for such contests to be back. For the challenge we collaborated with YAHAHA Studios which is a free no-code platform that helps your 3D creation get started easily. Our partners established a prize pool of $10,000 which was distributed to 15 different winners. We are glad to share that the challenge received more than 1,300 submissions uploaded by 706 different designers!

Here are the winners of 2 different categories we had for this challenge: YAHAHA Special Awards (Judged by Yahaha Team) and The best 3D Fantasy Model (Judged by CGTrader Team).

Congratulations to everyone and thank you for your active participation!

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CGTrader Designer Spotlight: Ala Sawan

November 7th, 2022

CGTrader Designer Spotlight: Ala Sawan

Who is Ala Sawan?

My name is Ala Sawan - an Architect / Award winning 3D artist, Guitarist, Youtuber, Autodesk and Revit Certified Professional with 16 years of experience in the design field. Leading creative design studios and project management. My background in conceptual, visual, artistic.

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CGTrader Designer Spotlight: Emir Y. Tınastepe

October 19th, 2022

CGTrader Designer Spotlight: Emir Y. Tınastepe

Who is Emir Yaren Tınastepe?

Hi! I am Emir Yaren Tınastepe from Turkey. I am 25 years old and I'm a computer engineer. I started 3d modeling in my university years just to make a survival game featuring our campus with my friends(never happened) but I did not stop modelling after that. I really love video games and I knew if I wanted to make my own game one day I would need 3d modelling skills. Along the way I published an Image to text app, a 2d puzzle game on play store, and composed music for my game on all music platforms. I am still a long way from my dreams.

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Unique opportunity to showcase your 3D Art

October 12th, 2022

Unique opportunity to showcase your 3D Art

In order to create high quality 3D content you must put in loads of hard work. We truly understand and value that here at CGTrader. Therefore, 3D Art created by every designer of our community must be seen by as many people as possible.

We are more than glad to announce that from now on you are able to showcase your 3D Art with the whole world! And we will do everything what's possible to make sure it happens.

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CGTrader Designer Spotlight: Igor Puškarić

September 19th, 2022

CGTrader Designer Spotlight: Igor Puškarić

Who is Igor Puškarić?

My name is Igor Puškarić , I have been artistically inclined since birth, however I had to wait with life until I managed to connect with the world properly, since for me that was the pre-internet age. So, even though a creator from birth, I officially started to make art for money roughly 13 years ago, with a video game project called Novus Aeterno, by Taitale Studios, with whom I perfected my digital 3D skills, and have attended Pax east and Pax west, Boston and Seattle, and this was also my first travel experience to the USA.

After this , I had many smaller (Per Asset) projects and a couple of longer ones, in which I worked on almost 90% of all art, depending on the project. Those were, among many others: - Fleets of Heroes - Tanks of the Galaxy - Interstellar Space Genesis - Melodysheep - Live Beyond 3: In search of giants - Equinox Vision - Multiple tasks - and others. I am an award winning 2D/3D generalist, 3D artist, Texture artist, Concept artist, Illustrator, Animator and a Teacher, with over 13 years of experience in video game industry, doing contract work and model sales. I have also been a Zbrush teacher at Machina Academy in Zagreb, Croatia, and a public speaker and a presenter on multiple industry- related conventions. Now I have my own business , "Iggy-design j.d.o.o. " , where I function as a one-man outsourcing studio.

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